Wipe the board for the NSPCC!

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Are you a Monopoly fanatic, an Operation obsessive or a Buckaroo evangelist? Then why not get a few friends, neighbours or colleagues together to play your favourite board games on Friday May 15, and you can help to protect childhoods from abuse and neglect.

The NSPCC and the local service centre in Luton are appealing to people across Luton to stage an event and help make the day a regular in the social calendar.

NSPCC fundraising manager Sally Phipps said; “All it takes are some classic board games, a place to play on Friday 15 May – whether that’s in your lunch break or any other time of the day - and a spirit of friendly, competitive fun. And hey presto, you’ve got a Really Big Board Game Day to remember!

“Why not make your Really Big Board Game Day even more of a winner by baking some cakes and other goodies and selling them on the day? Or you could organise a tournament – pit team vs team and get your workplace, local pub or other business to donate a prize.

“And with a suggested donation of £5 for everyone who takes part in your really Big Board Game event, you could help us to rebuild the lives of vulnerable children through our play therapy service. ”

The NSPCC’s play therapy service works with boys and girls aged 4 to 17, and their families, using activities such as messy play, writing, storytelling and art to help the children to express feelings that they can’t put into words.

To find out more and to register for a fundraising pack, log on to www.nspcc.org.uk and search Really Big Board Game Day.